Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is currently out on $1 million bail as he awaits trial for an attempted murder charge against a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted his son, and in a new interview he’s reflected on the 253 days he spent behind bars.
“My mind ran both sides of it – the bad side and the good side,” Velasquez said on the ‘Keeping It 100’ podcast. “We always have to have faith. It doesn’t matter what position we’re in, where we’re at. We’ve always got to look for the best-case scenario for us and just know that our lives are something much bigger and it’s all going to work out for the best, always.
“… They had me in protective custody. It was very low-key. (There was) only a few people that I was able to kind of hang out with. I guess the good thing about it is you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself, and the bad thing about it was you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself.
“… I did (hear about the support), and I have, and I just want to thank everyone. I truly appreciate everyone’s support in all of it. It means so much to me. It gave me a lot of strength when I was in there. I feel it and I just want thank everybody forever for that.”